Harry, the missing Shitzu dog, has been filmed on the Bethlehem Town Centre security cameras after going missing in September last year.
He was running along the path on Bethlehem Road from the Moffat Road direction towards Bethlehem Primary School just before 9am on Thursday, January 5.
A lady saw Harry and tried to catch him, but he took off again heading down Bethlehem Road towards SH2/Moffat Road.
He did not go past the Countdown/SH2 cameras.
Harry is apparently quite thin and weak looking still has some pace when running.
Owners Sharon and Gary Robertson ask if anyone is driving in this area and see a dirty little dark dog walking alone to please catch him and take him to the Bethlehem Vets or ring Animal Control 07 5777000.
The Robertsons and Harry had been visiting family in Miles Lane on September 16 when the boom and blasts from fireworks from nearby Bethlehem College frightened the Shitzu-cross dog to such a point, it ran off.
The family and many of the community have been helping with searching for Harry across Bethlehem. He is wearing a collar and tag that reads “Cats Suck.” He is quite timid
They also request if possible to please get photos and call them immediately on 0275088042 as there is a group of people who can be deployed to immediately to go any location he is seen in.
They ask if anyone has a business in this area to please check your security footage to see if he has been lurking around at night.
Harry's health isn't great and the owners believe he has done incredibly well surviving since 16th September by himself.
Sharon says if people do spot Harry, please “don't rush him”.
“If you rush at him, you will scare him off and he will run. You need to get down, crouch down, and talk to him quietly - ‘come on Harry, come here Harry' and if you do that he might come to you. But if you run towards him, he will turn around and bolt, and he is such a fast runner.”
Jackie and her husband Eric Murray, who won Olympic gold at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, bought Harry for Jackie's parents Sharon and Gary Robertson as a Christmas present because Ben, Sharon's dog had been used to having another little dog staying with them while they were living in Sydney.
When they shifted back to New Zealand, they found Ben suffered anxiety when left by himself, so Sharon would take him around to Jackie and Eric's home for ‘Doggy Daycare' while they went to work.
One day Jackie and Eric arrived on their doorstep with Harry as an early Christmas present.
And a message direct from the owner: PLEASE HELP US GET OUR LITTLE DOG HOME. WE CAN ONLY DO IT WITH YOUR HELP. TEXT PHOTO IMMEDIATELY TO ME 0275088042 AS WE HAVE HARRY'S ANGELS ON HAND WHO WILL ACT FAST AND GET TO ANY LOCATION HE IS SPOTTED IN. THANK YOU.